Three-Years Ago (23-September-2012) — Spain

Gone to see Europe. Semester at Sea. Fall 2012 Semester Voyage on the MV Explorer. Day 31: Arrive in Cadiz, Spain. Bullfighting Match in Seville.

The bull almost always loses.

Bullfight at the Plaza de toros de la Real Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla. Image taken with a Nikon D800 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 400, 122 mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)
Bullfight at the Plaza de toros de la Real Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla. Image taken with a Nikon D800 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 400, 122 mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)

Three-Years Ago (12-September-2012) — Belgium

Gone to see Europe. Semester at Sea. Fall 2012 Semester Voyage on the MV Explorer. Day 20: Fort Breendonk Memorial in Antwerp, Belgium.

Looking Through the Barbed-Wire Fence into the WWII Prison Camp at Fort Breendonk.

Looking Through the Barbed-Wire Fence into the WWII Prison Camp at Fort Breendonk Near Antwerp in Belgium. Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/6.3, 1/800 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 7 (including conversion to B&W). (David J Mathre)
Looking Through the Barbed-Wire Fence into the WWII Prison Camp at Fort Breendonk Near Antwerp in Belgium. Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/6.3, 1/800 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 7 (including conversion to B&W). (David J Mathre)

One-Year Ago (13-September-2012) — Belgium

Gone to see Europe. Semester at Sea. Fall 2012 Semester Voyage on the MV Explorer. Day 21: Antwerp Zoo, Belgium.

Female Snowy Owl at the Antwerp Zoo. Image taken with a Nikon D800 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 400, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/200 sec). Additional Processing with Capture One Pro 6 and Photoshop CS6.

Female Snowy Owl at the Antwerp Zoo. Image taken with a Nikon D800 and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 400, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/200 sec). Additional Processing with Capture One Pro 6 and Photoshop CS6. (David J Mathre)
Female Snowy Owl at the Antwerp Zoo. Image taken with a Nikon D800 and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 400, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/200 sec). Additional Processing with Capture One Pro 6 and Photoshop CS6. (David J Mathre)

01-October-2012

Back Home.

For the past ~40 days I have been on the M/V Explorer as part of the Fall 2012 Semester at Sea program. The map shows a GPS track of where I have been. The internet connection on board the ship was limited, so I have not been posting since mid-August. Blog posts and images from the trip will be added in the near future (links below).

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20-August-2012 Packing Day
21-August-2012 Halifax, Nova Scotia
22-August-2012 Halifax, Nova Scotia – M/V Explorer Arrival
23-August-2012 Halifax, Nova Scotia – Fall 2012 Semester at Sea Voyage Departure
24-August-2012 At Sea – Day 1

Monday (10-September-2012) — Belgium

Gone to see Europe. Semester at Sea. Fall 2012 Semester Voyage on the MV Explorer. Day 18: Arrive in Antwerp, Belgium.

Belgium Waffles, Strawberries, and Chocolate in Brussels. Image taken with a Leica V-Lux-30 camera (ISO 200, 4.3 mm, f/3.3, 1/50 sec).

Belgium Waffles, Strawberries, and Chocolate in Brussels. Image taken with a Leica V-Lux-30 camera (ISO 200, 4.3 mm, f/3.3, 1/50 sec). Semester at Sea Fall 2012 Voyage. (David J. Mathre)
Belgium Waffles, Strawberries, and Chocolate in Brussels. Image taken with a Leica V-Lux-30 camera (ISO 200, 4.3 mm, f/3.3, 1/50 sec). (David J. Mathre)